Colourist Mary Collis find inspiration in her garden

Artist who draws inspiration from her home garden “All the orchids I have are indigenous to Kenya, and they are beautiful.” Alan and Mary Collis moved into their home in Loresho in 1976. The home, which sits on a 2.5 acre plot, came with an unkempt, overgrown garden which ended at Mathare River. Soon Alan…

MANJANO GIVES KENYAN ARTISTS CASH AWARDS FOR CREATIVITY

Manjano finally puts a price on Kenyan art Kennedy Munala Atsullu, the winner of the Sh300, 000 first prize in the Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition for his mixed media sculpture.   By Margaretta wa Gacheru Posted  Sunday, April 13   2014 at  14:01 In Summary The annual Nairobi County Visual Art Exhibition has shown that creating homegrown…

MARTIN OTIENO. MASTER BATIK ARTIST & FRIEND

Martin Otieno (1950 – 2014.6.April) Kuona Trust just posted a thoughtful profile/obituary of our dear friend Martin Otieno. I must share one point that i think could easily be forgotten, and that is that if it hadnt have been for Martin, there might never have been a Manjano annual art exhibition and competition. it was…

NEW KENYAN FILM PREMIERS AT ALLIANCE FRANCAISE

Ni Kuruka Maisha, the doc feature film, reveals youth’s leap of faith out of slum squalor  Kuruka Maisha graduates with director of film Ni Kuruka Maisha, Ehoodi Kichapa who also began his career as a painter while teaching at the GoDown-based project. pix by margaretta H.E. Belgian Ambassador Bart Ouvry with Kuruka Maisha founder/director Nick…

KENYA VISUAL ARTISTS NETWORK ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

ARTISTS ELECTIONS A SUCCESS By Margaretta wa Gacheru Kenya Visual Artists Network held a successful national election late last month (March 29th) at the Eureka High Rise Hotel.   New KVAN officers (l-r) King Dodge Secretary, Wakonyote Chairman, Kanini Rose Treasurer, Adrian Nduma Deputy Chair, and Pascal Nduma Deputy Sec’y. pix by margaretta The officers…